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The Resource Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live, Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner

Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live, Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner

Label
Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live
Title
Am I alone here?
Title remainder
notes on living to read and reading to live
Statement of responsibility
Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'Stories, both my own and those I've taken to heart, make up whoever it is that I've become,' Peter Orner writes in this collection of essays about reading, writing, and living. Orner reads and writes everywhere he finds himself: a hospital cafeteria, a coffee shop in Albania, or a crowded bus in Haiti. The result is 'a book of unlearned meditations that stumbles into memoir.' Among the many writers Orner addresses are Isaac Babel and Zora Neale Hurston, both of whom told their truths and were silenced; Franz Kafka, who professed loneliness but craved connection; Robert Walser, who spent the last twenty-three years of his life in a Swiss insane asylum, 'working" at being crazy; and Juan Rulfo, who practiced the difficult art of silence. Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, Yasunari Kawabata, Saul Bellow, Mavis Gallant, John Edgar Wideman, William Trevor, and Václav Havel make appearances, as well as the poet Herbert Morris about whom almost nothing is known. An elegy for an eccentric late father, and the end of a marriage, Am I Alone Here? is also a celebration of the possibility of renewal. At once personal and panoramic, this book will inspire readers to return to the essential stories of their own lives."--From publisher's description
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Orner, Peter
Dewey number
808
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3615.R58
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Orner, Eric
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Essays
  • American essays
  • English literature
  • Books and reading
  • Authors
Target audience
general
Label
Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live, Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On the beauty of not writing, or an unnecessary homage to Juan Rulfo
  • Chekov's way of dying
  • Bachelor uncle
  • Winter in September
  • Wideman's welcome
  • Lonely voice
  • Stray thoughts on Kafka
  • Eudora Welty, badass
  • Walser on Mission Street
Control code
sky283540232
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781936787258
Lccn
2015955986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 11/16
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Am I alone here? : notes on living to read and reading to live, Peter Orner ; illustrations by Eric Orner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On the beauty of not writing, or an unnecessary homage to Juan Rulfo
  • Chekov's way of dying
  • Bachelor uncle
  • Winter in September
  • Wideman's welcome
  • Lonely voice
  • Stray thoughts on Kafka
  • Eudora Welty, badass
  • Walser on Mission Street
Control code
sky283540232
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781936787258
Lccn
2015955986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 11/16
Other physical details
illustrations

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